ARTS BULLETIN 14 May 2009
Nude With Violin Presented By Torquay Theatre Troupe
Will the whole world of modern painting be humiliated if certain startling facts are revealed? Will some of the great masters be flung into disrepute and thousands of up and coming young artists starve? Torquay Theatre Troupe is looking forward to answering these questions by bringing a classic play to audiences in May with its production of Noel Coward's Nude With Violin. Coward loved to challenge the society of his time and to let audiences laugh at themselves. He also liked to make his audiences feel uncomfortable about some of the less attractive aspects of their world. Nude With Violin is a later, lesser known play by the master of clever wit, but is nevertheless a bitingly funny comment on the art world of the 1950s. Tickets available from Surf Sight Optical, Shop 3, 8 Gilbert Street, Torquay.
Dates: 21 to 23 and 28 to 30 May 2009
Times: 8pm plus 2pm matinee 24 May 2009
Venue: Senior Citizens' Hall, Price Street, Torquay
Cost: $17 adult, $13 concession
Contact: Marie (03) 5261 9035
Pop Archaeology - Merinda Kelly
The works in Pop Archaeology consider the 'stuff' of material existence, exploring the numerous relationships that we have with the 'objects' that we use, covet, discard or adore throughout life's journey. Artefacts and objects have been collected by the artist and arranged in playful, yet considered configurations that bring together the supposedly precious, the kitsch, the sacred and the discarded, all within the one glazed specimen box. In bringing these objects together the artist alludes to some of the fundamental questions central to Duchampian theory, asking us to consider what art can be or what can be art. This is a Shell Arts Geelong region artists program.
Dates: To 8 June 2009